So I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been a little busy with things and for that I apologise 😦

But I’m here now so do not dismay!!

Here goes No.5

Zaha Hadid

One of the most prominent female architects ever Zaha Hadid has conquered what is supposedly “a man’s world”. Recipient of the Sterling prize for her Maxxi in Rome and first female recipient of the fabled Pritzker Prize, she has proven her worth in amongst the most famous architects of her generation.

Her architectural style is conceptual, dynamic and organic and her buildings are beautiful and often other-worldly, but saying all that I’m not her biggest fan. I can understand the logic and beauty of her work but there are aspects of it I do not like. However I say that like I say there are some Shakespeare plays I’m not completely in love with.

Hadid’s work is often laced with cultural and social solutions to help factors such as mobility, social cohesion, and history to help give her buildings a overall theme helping integration into the site.

The Maxxi art centre in Rome is simply wonderful, and thoroughly deserving of the Sterling Prize. Another building I admire is the Guangzhou Opera House which reminds me of the Starship Enterprise. I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to visit them soon!!


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